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, but the biggest boat in the d.c. fire department's three-boat rescue neat isn't what it used to be -- rescue fleet isn't what it used to be. >> when it's running properly, it breaks up the ice and keeps the river open. >> reporter: lots of people are questioning whether john glenn is up to the job given the new threats to homeland security. d.c. fire officials confirmed the communication system is broken. the boat's radio cannot transit an automated distress call. >> part of the communication system doesn't work. they're using a much older system to communicate with one another. >> reporter: the coastguard documentation for the glenn has expired and that has the fire chief especially upset. >> it appears that the certification for the boat that should have been applied for back in august, the date was missed. >> reporter: built in 1962 this was already a used boat when the fire department got it. right now they estimate the cost of repairs about $700,000. where is that funding? >> we're still looking for it. >> reporter: it was nearly four years ago whena gust of wind helped push the spirit of
to have you with us. now, when you get behind some of the nice rhetoric that has opened up the political season after the election, at i saw, and maybe you can correct me here, two sides still pretty much where they were about this time last year. where is the give that's going to actually make a deal happen? >> well, you're right. i think there was a very constructive tone. everybody said the right thing, meaning they said they wanted to get an agreement. but there's still a lot that separates the proposals on both sides. so the next 45 days is going to require not so much finding common ground, because there's not a lot, but having a compromise, being willing to hammer out a compromise. >> being willing to surrender something. let me get personal. which one of your issues are you willing to let go of to let this thing happen? >> well, i've been willing to look at cuts to different programs. for example, we cut a trillion dollars as part of the budget control act a year ago. that was 100% cut. so we've already provided actually quite a few concessions. but i'm also willing to look at ot
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